FHA is instructing lenders to provide a second independent property appraisal in cases where FHA determines there may be inflated property valuations.
Home value growth is slowing in almost half of the 35 largest U.S. metros By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 16, 2018) (SEATTLE) Zillow®/PRNewswire – The share of home listings with a price cut is greater now than a year ago in two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to a new Zillow® analysis. The share of listings […]
Micro-houses have difficulty meeting residential building codes but this bill aims to solve this problem By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 19, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR – OnlineEd) Video transcript: Perhaps one of the more interesting bills submitted and passed by the Oregon Legislature in its 2017 session is House Bill 2737, known as the Tiny House […]
Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 3 of 3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 11, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information contained […]
How to renew an Oregon estate broker, principal broker, or property manager license with the Oregon Real Estate Agency By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 29, 2017) (PORTLAND-OR) OnlineEd – To renew an Oregon real estate license (broker, principal broker, or property manager) the licensee must pay a renewal fee and meet continuing education requirements. Continuing Education Requirements […]
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Overall time to close a loan drops to 44 days in February, with Decreased days to close across all loan types By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 21, 2017) PLEASANTON, Calif. – In February, time to close all loans for Millennial borrowers decreased to 44 days, the shortest average time to close since March 2016, […]
OnlineEd® receives Partnership and Outreach Award By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 24, 2017) – (Portland, OR) OnlineEd® president, Harlow Spaan, received the Partnership and Outreach Award from Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC (OREF) for OnlineEd’s three years of on-line curriculum outreach at the 2017 Portland Metropolitan Association REALTORS® (PMAR) luncheon at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club. “OREF, […]
U.S. housing market regains value lost during the housing crisis By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 30, 2016) – Zillow® is reporting that the housing market saw a strong year of appreciation, growing 5.7 percent in value, or $1.6 trillion. The U.S. housing market has regained all the value lost during the housing crisis. The cumulative […]